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from medicare over ten years the cbo said that course of action would reduce the deficit by more than $130 billion. >> there is a number of things that make that implausible, dubious. >> such as expanding medicaid, shifting some cost to cash-strapped states or double counting savings in medicare, by saying they'd extend the life of the program, but also spending the money elsewhere. >> you it wi literally can't sp the same dollar twice. it won't work. >> then there is the doctor fix in medicare, a move to undo the previous effort to reduce medicare spending. under the current law, dockerors seeing the elderly will have a fee cut next year. they were worried about the effect so they removed it from the reform bill. >> the biggest hole in financing they left out the doc fix. >>> if it were counted the bill shifts from reducing the deficit to make it worse because the doc fix would cost $210 billion. congress still has to fix it anyway, so the house passed it separately, but simply added the cost to the deficit, which troubles democratic centrists. >> the question is how will that be fin
by president obama is pulling the plug at medicare at one of its clinics. upbeat rock ♪ singer:wanted to get myself a new cell phone ♪ ♪ so i could hear myself as a ringtone ♪ ♪ who knew the store would go and check my credit score ♪ ♪ now all they let me have is this dinosaur ♪ ♪ hello hello hello can anybody hear me? ♪ ♪ i know i know i know i shoulda gone to ♪ ♪ free credit report dot com! ♪ that's where i shoulda gone! coulda got my knowledge on! ♪ ♪ vo: free credit score and report with enrollment in triple advantage. >> bret: and now some fresh pickings from the 2010 political grapevine. the mayo clinic praised by president obama as a national model for official healthcare stopped accepting medicare patients at one of its arizona facilities. more than 3,000 patients eligible for medicare will be forced to pay cash if they want to continue seeing their doctors at the mayo glendale clinic. the organization lost $840 million last year on medicare and that the program's payments only cover about 50% of its costs. the spokesman says mayo will assess the glenda
by president obama as a national model for official healthcare stopped accepting medicare patients at one of its arizona facilities. more than 3,000 patients eligible for medicare will be forced to pay cash if they want to continue seeing their doctors at the mayo glendale clinic. the organization lost $840 million last year on medicare and that the program's payments only cover about 50% of its costs. the spokesman says mayo will assess the glendale situation and "to see if it could have implications beyond arizona." >>> nebraska democratic senator ben nelson has asked south carolina republican attorney general henry mcmaster to forego legal action against the senate healthcare reform bill. mcmassster a leader of a group of 13 public attorneys general leading the lawsuit. politico reports they asked that mcmaster "call off the dugs." he had not asked for the horn huskier kickback to be inserted in the bill but that it was inserted as a mark sore that medicare we imburstment would go to every state. but the democratic leadership made no mention of a plan to expand nebraska's deal to the r
insurance and effort to fix the earlier cuts to doctors under medicare, all of which can add to costs but are not counted. >> we believe the american people need to understand that then the cost to government state and federal is $2.1 trillion. >> perhaps we should call this the mark mcgwire bill. why? because spending is on steroids and there is no transparency. >> the president wasn't at the meeting the entire time but the meeting went on for hours as the democrats struggled to find common ground between the house and senate. new york democrat charles rangel says the democrats are facing serious problems on both sides of the capital. getting a bill passed at all. tomorrow, the president will try to improve the chances by going to capitol hill to make a personal plea to all house democrats. bret? >> bret: okay. we'll stay on it. jim, thank you. we will look at the effect of the haiti earthquake and the u.s. response when the fox all-stars join me after the break. ooo >>> this is a time when we're reminded of the common humanity that we all share. with just a few hundred miles of ocea
, it leaves things untouched like social security, healthcare spending under medicare and medicaid. all spending -- halt spending on wars, aid to veteran, homeland security and foreign aid. all else in theory is on the table, 17% of the budget. the campaign, mr. obama rejected this very idea. >> the problem with the spending freeze is you are using a hatchet where you need a scalpel. >> reporter: fast forward and john mccain had the last laugh. >> thank you for taking me back down memory lane. [ laughter ] but i think that the president understands now how serious this problem is. and it requires hatchets and scalpel scalpels. >> reporter: the white house briefed democrats last night on the spending freeze proposal and didn't offer a lot of details. until they do, majority leader harry reid and nancy pelosi, are non-committal. >> glenn: major, thank you. home prices rose for the sixth straight month in november. standard & poor's case-shiller index reports the biggest gains were in phoenix and san francisco. the biggest declines were in new york and chicago. consumer confidence is up by
? now, president obama -- >> bret: you increase the medicare payroll tax. >> that's exactly right. that's the other idea that's being discussed. but what that means is, you know, recently the polls have shown -- the gallup had the polls going up a little bit for the health care plan, but if the seniors buy off and that's exactly what's going to happen if you start attacking medicare, he said he reads the polls and letters at night, this is very difficult. >> the hypocrisy here is really sad. this is the president who ran on the premise that he would bring new politics with a special interest would not write the bills, where this would be a politics of the people, that it would be transparency. and this is the most corrupt deal-swapping piece of legislation in memory. what you have is a bill being written by democratic constituencies on behalf of democratic kin is -- constituencies. the biggest -- the biggest drain on health care in the country, huge in the hundreds of billions of year is the unnecessary procedures and practices as a result of illegal malpractice system out of control. d
security and medicare tax since 1965 for the same religious reasons. in paradise pennsylvania, molly henneberg, fox news. >> inflation rose by a modest one-tenth of a percentage point in december capping off a year in which consumer prices were up 7.2%. industrial production was up last month, the sixth straight monthly gain. stocks tumbled on the final day of the week. the dow lost 101 points. the s&p dropped 12.5. and nasdaq gave back 28 3/4. it may not be the "west side story" but lives of barack obama and rush limbaugh are about to take the stage as musicals and an award winning actor has a bizarre explanation for the haiti earthquake. get wrapped up in the luscious taste of butternut squash, blended with delicate herbs. v8 golden butternut squash. from campbell's. a soup so velvety and delicious you won't be able to contain yourself. campbell's v8 soups. is enjoying it together. and right now, a complete seafood dinner for two is just $29.99 at red lobster. you both get a fresh salad and irresistible cheddar bay biscuits... two entrees from a menu of classic favorites and new cr
and they don't want to cut millions out of medicare and raising taxes. add failure of spending to keep the unemployment below 8% and you have the state set for massachusetts. if mr. obama doesn't seem to edge far enough to center, remember his base thinks he's gone too far already. >> bret: critics say this is a rhetorical foift pivot to th center and not one of substance. say there is substance behind it. do you think the address is as far as he's going to go? >> partly this was foretold before election in massachusetts. pivot to the economy. that was already in the work. the rest of the steps he's announcing, some are substantive. bill clinton didn't have the same burden to carry. he was not creature of the left that obama has been. he could venture farther without alienating the base. it's harder for obama. >> bret: we'll see. thank you. fox news coverage of the "state of the union" address begins at 8:55 p.m. eastern time on fox news channel. there are questions in one california community about whether one very important book should be kicked out of school. and questions about wh
for it? referring to medicaid for nebraska and medicare advantage for florida and others? ben nelson who got that original thing, charles, backed off today and asked senator reid to pull it back and give it to everybody. >> he got heckled and his own state i think in a restaurant over the weekend. here is a guy who brings home a particular exemption on behalf of his own home state and the people are so embarrassed at home by this corrupt deal, that they oppose the deal which actually helps them. it tells you how disgusted people are with the process. it isn't only that it's been done in secret. it's that it's been one trade of a favor after another. ostensibly on behalf of a great objective, insuring the uninsured and people can smell this is all about politics and not about helping americans. that's why i think this is a referendum on healthcare. and why obama is going to be in massachusetts, because he knows if the race is lost, it's not just that he's not going to get 60 in the senate. it's that a lot of moderates in house and senate will run away understanding that their seats are lo
is a matter of compromise. >> a special award to some states, florida, for instance, if you're in the medicare advantage program it stays. any other state, you're gone. >> we're going to follow every element that we can. we're going to show it to you. that's it for this panel. stay tuned for a christmas day airlines bomber conundrum. >>> finally, here at fox, we've been covering every angle of the thwarted christmas day airline bomber's story and since the story broke, it's been all over the air waves on every network and local affiliate. and some of them had a few issues. actually so did the president today. >>> the man has now been identified as 23-year-old umar farouk abdulmutallab. >> abdullah. >> abdul farouk -- >> be a dual moot. >> abdul madlad. >> abdul malab. >> umar farouk abdulmutallab. >> we'll let you decide on the buzzer. thanks for inviting us into your home. that's it for
addressed the deal-making that soured americans on the health insurance debate. extra medicare funding to win mary landrieu's vote, called the louisiana pu purchase, the same kind of deal for nelson called cornhusker kickback. >> they look out for their constituents sometimes but when you put it together it looks like a monstrosity. >> the politicking he says makes people fearful but the goal is still important. >> there are things that have to get done. this is our best chance to do it. we can't keep on putting this off. >> the president's aides say there are lots of talks going on here and on capitol hill, but they won't suggest how he might find compromise with republicans on health reform when he couldn't find middle ground between democrats in the house and senate. bret? >> bret: wendell, thank you. there were further indications today just how bleak the outlook is for anything resembling the current version of healthcare reform legislation. chief washington correspondent jim angle looks at what is being said. >> reporter: the democratic healthcare proposals are now in at least te
like medicare isn't a less expensive higher quality plan. it's an adequate plan. >> reporter: moderate senators felt the same way, so a public option is not in the senate bill. and now even many house democratic leaders seem ready to throw it overboard. even as she wrangles with the senate democrats over the final bill, speaker pelosi seemed to talk about it in the past tense saying the goals of the public option will be accomplished in other ways. >> we will have what we need to hold the insurance companies accountable. i contend that whatever we have coming out of this bill will hold them accountable, and they'll be crying out to public option one of these days. >> reporter: another member of the democratic leadership cleiburn was asked if he could support a bill that does not have a public option? >> yes, sir, i. can>> reporter: texas democrats acknowledged to fox what many house members concluded. >> the big issues like public option we'll go with the senate version. >> reporter: one moderate democrat says all the concessions extracted from the insurance companies made the public o
, for instance, if you're in the medicare advantage program it stays. any other state, you're gone. >> we're going to follow every element that we can. we're going to show it to you. that's it for this panel. stay tuned for a christmas day airlines bombe according to the epa, the air in your home can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside. smoke, germs, viruses, allergens, pet dander, even smelly and potentially harmful voc compounds can actually be floating in the air you're breathing! but now you can clean that air with the incredible oreck xl professional air purifier. and if you call and order now you'll pay no interest ever! the secret to oreck's effectiveness is its patented truman cell filter. the oreck air purifier constantly moves the air in the room through its powerful six-stage filtration system. its electrostatic plates capture many impurities such as dust, allergens, bacteria - even viruses -- then puts clean air back in the room. how clean is the air in your home? try my oreck professional air purifier for a full 30 days risk free, with free shipping! stand
not have. >> the governor says this is no bail-out. but money the state is owed for medicare, border protection, prison and other federal programs. california taxpayers send more money to the federal government tan any other state. and get back just 78 cents on the dollar. 20% less than it got back under the clinton administration. >> we're giving to washington and they're sending out to other states. >> reporter: 42 states are projecting a deficit in the coming fiscal year. like california, new york, new jersey, florida, and illinois all expect to be billions in the red, making congress wary of setting a precedent. but economists say letting california drown in red ink could hit the national economy hard, because the golden state is home to 12% of the u.s. population and produces 13% of the nation's gross domestic product. >> it's probably an analogy one could make that we are too big to fail. it doesn't mean that we may not have some difficulties, that we need to address ourselves, but the failure of california would be a failure for the country. >> reporter: the budget governor sc
are also considering applying the medicare payroll tax to investment income for those making more than $200,000 a year. healthcare negotiators believe if they do this, they can shield those from the taxes and the critics decry all of the tax talk. >> right now if we add taxes to the equation, we will make it harder to create jobs and we'll add much more uncertainty to the job creators and i think the president is now figured out that job creation is critical to him coming up on 2010. >> reporter: the healthcare taxes, the white house argues, are necessary to pay for reform it says will allow businesses to focus more of their revenue on the job creation. as for the bank taxes, the white house says it will fill the deficit hold created by the bank bail-out in the first place and will respond in some small measure to public anger over the bonuses doesn't hurt either. bret? >> bret: major garrett live on the north lawn. thank you. it's pretty easy to put spell check on the computer, right? maybe not for one campaign. we'll show you. we will go across the map for another report from the emerging
taxes. it will hurt medicare. it will destroy jobs. and run our nation deeper into debt. [ booing ] >> deeper into debt. that's not in the interest of our state, and our country and we can do better! [ cheering ] [ yes we can ] [ yes we can ] >> when i traveled throughout the state, i've had a lot of fun. you guys are all having fun. so thank you. thank you. we have more of a show coming for you so we are very excited. when i'm in washington i will work in the senate with the democrats and republicans to reform health care in an open and honest way. no more closed door meetings, backroom deals. backroom deals with an out of touch party leadership. no more hiding costs, concealing taxes, collaborating with the special interests and leaving more trillions in debt for our children to pay. [ applause ] >> in health care we need to start fresh. we need to start fresh. work together to do the job right. i hate to sound repetitive, once again, we can do better! [ cheering ] [ applause ] >> i will work in the senate to put government back on the side of people who create jobs and the mill
. >> spending related to our national security, medicare, medicaid, social security will not be effected. >> democrats are angry because they say the president is giving the defense budget a pass. house speaker nancy pelosi today demanded defense contracts and weapons system feel the freeze. >> just last year, the pentagon's 96 largest weapons acquisitions programs alone had cost overruns of $296 billion. i don't think they should be exempted from the freeze. >> the numbers came from a government accountability report detailing pentagon weapons systems waste. another member of the house democratic leadership blasted mr. obama's non-defense freeze. >> i think it's outrageous not everyone is included in this scrubbing on how we could save money. >> like the speaker, congressman becerra said there should be no cuts for war fighting, combat equipment or troop training. >> but i'm not interested in allow single source contracts that are overruns by the millions or billions be paid for by taxpayers. >> the pentagon spent more than $650 billion in 2009. mr. obama's proposed spending freeze woul
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